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Moto Maker replaces (renames?) walnut option with rosewood Moto X

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Moto Maker replaces (renames?) walnut option with rosewood Moto X
If you remember back when the rumors first started about what kinds of wood would be available for the Moto X backs, rosewood was one of the options along with teak, ebony, and bamboo. But, when the "natural" finishes were finally introduced, walnut had replaced the rosewood option. Now, Motorola has switched it back to rosewood, but we can't quite tell if it is a replacement or just renaming walnut.

On the Moto Maker website, the walnut option is gone and instead you'll find rosewood alongside the other wood choices. The thing is that the image that accompanies the rosewood is exactly the same as the preview image that had been there for walnut. If you don't believe us, check out the images below and see if you can tell the difference between what is labeled walnut and what is labeled as rosewood. It's the same aside from the accent colors. 

Of course, this could simply be that Motorola updated the text and something went wrong with the images, but we can't say for sure. We do know that rosewood (as the name suggests) would have a bit of a reddish tint to it, and that is not what we're seeing. Even if you're not in the market for a Moto X right now, it stands to reason that the same backing options will continue for the Moto X+1 which is expected within the next few months. 

source: Moto Maker

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posted on 26 May 2014, 15:35

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Bamboo is the only sustainable natural "wood" material. I wish Motorola and others would stop supporting the decimation of hardwood forests for things as disposable as cell phones.

posted on 26 May 2014, 15:54

2. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Its grass, man.

posted on 26 May 2014, 17:19

3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

But it is sold as "wood" ... lol :)

posted on 26 May 2014, 17:36

4. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

Real solid Oakwood would be great

posted on 26 May 2014, 18:29

5. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Why? I understand the appeal of real wood, but many people use smartphones for only a year or two whereas properly cared for wood can last hundreds of years.

IMO, there should some strong laws against using materials for cell phone parts that cannot be easily recycled.

posted on 27 May 2014, 07:52

7. troutsy (Posts: 311; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

I don't think you've properly investigated the environmental impact of cell phone materials if you're suggesting wood has more negative impact than the current solution (plastic).

posted on 27 May 2014, 02:29

6. canucker78 (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 May 2014)

Thats why all the wood backs are made of bamboo. The rosewood, teak etc are just finishes.

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